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Elixir Basics: A Workshop (Honolulu)

September 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

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Chris Sass and I (Kyle) are putting together a simple workshop, with hands-on exercises. We just want to spread the joy of Elixir all over the place.

It’s time for our first, hands-on Elixir workshop. We’ll be going through some live-coding exercises designed to show off the uniqueness of Elixir.

Bring your computer, because you’ll have an opportunity to write some Elixir yourself. Once you have a feel for the syntax, we’ll tackle progressively more interesting problems, and discuss the results.


The format will be a short intro, including:

• Basic Syntax
• Functions
• Pattern Matching
• Recursion

Live-coding will follow each section, as will a series of hands-on exercises that you’ll code in groups, or by yourself. Lively discussion of Elixir interspersed and following.


If you’d like to get a head start, try to install Elixir before arriving. Once, you’ve got Elixir installed, try to run iex, the Elixir REPL (at the #interactive-mode bookmark). Also, you might be interested in taking a peek at the  workshop repo:

Hope to see you there.

For more on Elixir, check out the website:

“Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications.

Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.”


September 9, 2015
7:00 pm


Manoa Innovation Center
2800 Woodlawn Drive , Honolulu, HI 96822